Posts Tagged ‘ ten men ’

Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United: United come from behind to win

September 23, 2012
Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United: United come from behind to win

Liverpool started stronger, but Manchester United gained control of the game after Jonjo Shelvey’s dismissal. Brendan Rodgers used Shelvey as the highest player in his midfield triangle, and Glen Johnson continued at left-back. Sir Alex Ferguson rested Nemanja Vidic, and played Ryan Giggs, rather than Paul Scholes or Tom Cleverley, in the centre of midfield. Liverpool dominated the...
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Poland 1-1 Greece: Poland start brilliantly but Greece adjust admirably after red card

June 8, 2012
Poland 1-1 Greece: Poland start brilliantly but Greece adjust admirably after red card

One goal each, one red card each, and one point each in an entertaining opening game of Euro 2012. Poland went with their expected side – there were no real debates to be settled in the starting line-up, and Franciszek Smuda used his usual structured yet energetic 4-2-3-1 system. Fernando Santos had two major decisions to...
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Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea: Chelsea do an Inter 2010

April 25, 2012
Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea: Chelsea do an Inter 2010

Chelsea produced an astonishing defensive display – and still created chances, a nice bonus – to progress to the Champions League final.
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Porto 2-1 Shakhtar: ill discipline costs Shakhtar

September 14, 2011
Porto 2-1 Shakhtar: ill discipline costs Shakhtar

Red cards for both centre-backs didn’t help the away side, but Porto were in charge for most of the game anyway.
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